ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

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Eric Gardiner
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ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Post by Eric Gardiner » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:44 am

Can anyone explain to me the relevance of the photo to the announcement here?

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/an-open-and-shut-case/

It just looks like a wintry scene where nothing much is happening. I can't see a chess connection :?

A trivial question, although I'm sure some will find a way to turn it into a serious debate :) !

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Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:33 am

Eric Gardiner wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:44 am

It just looks like a wintry scene where nothing much is happening
You sure about that?
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Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Post by Eric Gardiner » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:40 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:33 am
Eric Gardiner wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:44 am

It just looks like a wintry scene where nothing much is happening
You sure about that?
No, that's why I asked! Is it a scene from a film which I haven't seen?

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Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Post by Colin Purdon » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:08 am

I too was bemused by the photo and when I saw your post I thought I'd dig a bit deeper (by which I mean I Googled the photo). Apparently the photo contains a Star Wars reference (I assume the big thing that looks vaguely like a knight's head, though I could be wrong). This link has more details: https://www.wired.com/2014/10/thomas-dagg-star-wars/

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Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Post by Eric Gardiner » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:56 pm

Thanks, it makes more sense now - I did do an uninformative 30 second search on Google before my first post. Not being a Star Wars fan all I could think of was King Kong which didn't seem right and the "big thing" looked rather amorphous in any case!

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Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Post by Reg Clucas » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:39 pm

Eric Gardiner wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:44 am
I can't see a chess connection
This is often the case with photos on the ECF site.

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Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Post by Andrew Walker » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:46 pm

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Force- ... B015Z9DRPA - any good?
Also 'announcement' rather than 'annoucement'?

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Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Post by Eric Gardiner » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:22 pm

Andrew Walker wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:46 pm

Also 'announcement' rather than 'annoucement'?
Indeed :oops: The post editor here detects typos and spelling errors in posts but not in subject headings.

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